Trying to define one particular trend from the Pre Fall 14 collection is not easy, the past few years have seen several trends slowly evolving. As always the Pre Fall collections focus on trans seasonal dressing but this season with climatic change and the increasing number of women dressing for personal style rather than fashion, designers are taking a less defined approach to classic seasonal dressing.
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With the influence of garments needing to work in a variety of climates, there was a move towards a palette of grey. Grey was paired back with colour, think pink or orange, for a summery feel or with traditional winter neutrals and fabrications for classic winter dressing, think fur or leather.
The influence of androgynous dressing has become stronger this season, in particular trousers. Trousers are the biggest continuing trend, with a variety of silhouettes from 1920-40s wide leg or PJ styling to 1960s stove pipe or slim leg styling.